Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in his concise and captivating book, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History. He will discuss his book at 7pm on Thursday, October 10 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.
The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.
Patrick Hunt is a global archaeologist who teaches on the faculty of Classics and Archaeology at Stanford University and has been the Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project since 1994. He also directed the National Geographic Society’s Hannibal Expedition as the recipient of an Expedition Council Grant for 2007-2008. Hunt has been an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London since 1989 and earned his Ph.D. at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London, in 1991. His research has been featured in Archaeology magazine and various international history and science magazines, and on the History Channel. He has written over one hundred articles and been published in over forty journals and encyclopedias and gives lectures on archaeology all around the world. He has broken at least twenty bones in falls from stone monuments during fieldwork, fought off kidnappers, avoided gunfire battles in guerilla warfare, and twice survived sunstroke-induced temporary blindness over the last twenty years in the pursuit of archaeology. This has not stopped him. He lives on the San Francisco peninsula with his wife and spends several months a year abroad pursuing historical and archaeological research.
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.